Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pregnancy So Far

I am officially in my third trimester at about 30 weeks. I know that I haven't posted much throughout the pregnancy but there isn't really much to say. My doctor tells me that I am having the perfect pregnancy (knock on wood). Everything is going great! Since my first trimester I have had no morning sickness, no stretchmarks, and passed the glucose test. Sorry about not posting pictures either (I have been taking pictures of my growing belly) but I cannot find the connector cord for the computer. So as soon as I find it I will post some pictures.
Joseph and I recently took our child birthing classes and boy was that very informative. We went in knowing a lot about labor and delivery but those videos that they show were gross! If you know me then you know that I don't do so well with blood, pain and needles; so as soon as they started showing the baby crowning and coming out I closed my eyes. I know how it works in theory so I don't feel that I need to see it. We also went to a car seat safety class which we really enjoyed. It was very informative and very very useful! After the class we both felt very confident that we knew how to properly install the car seat and buckle baby into it safely.
One of the things that I have enjoyed about being pregnant and working with kids are the things they say or how they react to me being pregnant. They always crack me up! My first pregnancy comment for a kid came during my second trimester after I had "popped". This first grader said, "Mrs. Anthony, your tummy looks big and it never looks big." I replied, "That's because I'm having a baby." He looked shocked and said, "You're pregnant!" I told him that I was and he went inside the classroom where he was telling all the other students in our reading class. Another funny comment from another first grader came this last week. He came up to me and started staring at my tummy and circling me. He said, "Why is your tummy so big?" I said, "There's a baby in there." He kept circling me and said, "But why is your tummy so big?" I repeated, "Because there is a baby in there." He kept circling and said, "You're married?" I replied, "Yes I am." Then he stopped and left. These two boys were just too funny.
In the next two months and a half months there are things to look forward to: baby showers, getting baby gear and clothes and maternity pictures. More to come!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It is no longer a mystery

This last week has been crazy! Joseph and I went in for an ultrasound on Wednesday to learn the sex of the baby but also to take all those measurements that the doctor makes to make sure the baby is growing and everything is developing. Well when it finally came time to tell us the sex our baby was asleep with its legs crossed. Not what we wanted. The ultrasound technician was just like, "Oh well." I asked her if there was anything we could do to move the baby like jump around or drink more water. Anything to make the baby move. She simply said, "No, the baby will move if it wants to move." So we left feeling very disappointed that baby would not cooperate. So after a couple of days Joseph and I decided that we would go pay for another ultrasound at a place where some of our friends had been to find out the sex of their babies. So yesterday was the big day. I drank so much sugary drinks so that the baby would not be asleep. This time baby was still asleep but it was in the perfect position for the ultrasound technician to see what the sex was.
We are very excited to be welcoming in a little girl! Now it is time to pull out the pink and the frilly outfits and accessories!

Monday, January 31, 2011

In case you haven't heard...

I'm pregnant!

Joseph and I are very excited to be announcing that we are expecting our first bundle of joy July 20, 2011. It's been a little hard to wrap our heads around the fact that we are going to be parents. I am now about 16 weeks and I am feeling great.

15 weeks

I have finally gotten over the morning sickness stage and life is going great. We are excited to find out the sex of the baby in a couple of weeks. Joseph wants a boy, of course, and I would really be happy with which ever I got. I have been busy looking up old wives tales and the Chinese gender chart. Here is what I have come up with...

Chinese Gender Chart: Boy

Heart Beat is 162: Girl

Carrying Baby Low: Boy

Mother's Age and Conception Date is Even: Boy

Craving Sweets: Girl

Rest on the Left Side: Boy

Those are just a few I have been reading and hearing about a lot. On the Shinoda side all the grandchildren who have had kids so far were the opposite sex of the grandchild; so all the boy grandchildren had girls and all the girl grandchildren had boys as their first child. So going along with the pattern I should have a boy. But whatever it is we will be happy to have it. I put a poll in the right column for our friends and family to vote and predict what we are having. I will be 20 weeks the second week of March so that is when the closing date is. Start voting! We are interested in seeing what everyone thinks we are having.